"Whiskey is one of the most fascinating liquors in the world. This book provides lovers of this special beverage with everything they might want to know about its history, manufacture, and tasting. What are the origins of the whiskey legend? What history is called up by such illustrious names as Johnnie Walker and Jack Daniel? What is the secret of whiskey manufacture, where do the manifold, variegated, complex aromas come from? What are the most famous distilleries and brands? And, how does one properly enjoy whiskey? In addition to Scottish whisky, Irish whiskey, and American bourbon, Orjan Westerlund presents whiskey specialities from Japan. The extensive pointers about aromas and tasting are rounded off by a selection of classical and innovative cocktails based on whiskey. "